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The Craziest Things Our Brains Do Without Us Knowing
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Science3 years ago

The Craziest Things Our Brains Do Without Us Knowing

Sometimes it’s neccesary to remind ourselves just how incredibly awesome the human body is. Sure, we spend plenty of time agonizing over the way we look on the outside, going to incredible lengths to ensure that we are appealing cosmetically, but do we really appreciate enough just what a masterpiece of evolutionary design our species is?

Twitter user foone has put together an informative example of just one of the awesome functions our brains are capable of. It’s a handy reminder that no matter what flaws we might find within ourselves, we are all actually insanely advanced biological computers, the product of a long and complex evolutionary process that is just stunningly inctricate and adaptable.

Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments! (Cover image: Thomas Claveirole)

 

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Indre
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3 years ago

Explains why photos always look worse than what the mirror shows

Jace
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3 years ago

Does it? I missed that part, if so. We think we look wrong in photos because the majority of the time we see ourselves, it's backward in a mirror and that is what forms our self-image.

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diane a
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3 years ago

my brain has been lying to me for years

Cassie
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3 years ago

Your whole life, really.

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Bored Office Girl
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3 years ago

That's super interesting. Humans with normal vision are actually blind for a total of about 40 minutes every day, when you add up all the moments of the saccadic masking. The trick with the L and R was very cool. I couldn't believe the R disappeared.

Caroline Espenschied
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3 years ago

I couldn't believe the SIZE of the blind spot when I did the trick ! I could see the letter dissappear and return, and the distance between the two made me freak out !

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Indre
Community Member
3 years ago

Explains why photos always look worse than what the mirror shows

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Does it? I missed that part, if so. We think we look wrong in photos because the majority of the time we see ourselves, it's backward in a mirror and that is what forms our self-image.

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

my brain has been lying to me for years

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

Your whole life, really.

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Bored Office Girl
Community Member
3 years ago

That's super interesting. Humans with normal vision are actually blind for a total of about 40 minutes every day, when you add up all the moments of the saccadic masking. The trick with the L and R was very cool. I couldn't believe the R disappeared.

Caroline Espenschied
Community Member
3 years ago

I couldn't believe the SIZE of the blind spot when I did the trick ! I could see the letter dissappear and return, and the distance between the two made me freak out !

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